Tara B. Nethercott is a Wyoming native committed to providing superior legal representation to the businesses and people of Wyoming. Her practice is concentrated in employment law, probate and estate administration, higher education, and appellate work.

Prior to joining the Firm she attended the University of Wyoming College of Law where she served as student body President and won the school’s moot court competition.

In 2016, Tara Nethercott was honored to be elected into the Wyoming legislature as a Wyoming Senator, representing District 4 in Laramie County. She is the chairman of the senate judiciary committee and serves on a variety of committees including the capital finance and investments, Wyoming retirement system board, the select committee of blockchain, financial technology and digital innovation.

Practice Areas

    • Appellate
    • Business Organizations
    • Litigation
    • Labor & Employment
    • Advice and representation in employment litigation, including wrongful discharge and discrimination matters
    • Development of drug testing policies and related advice
    • Employee discipline and termination advice
    • Employee screening, hiring practices and policies
    • Employment contract review and drafting
    • Employment policy development, including handbook drafting and review
    • Family and Medical Leave Act compliance
    • Independent contractor / employee classification
    • Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
    • Separation agreements
    • Wage and hour compliance
    • Trusts & Estates
    • Fiduciary Obligations and Estate and Trust Litigation
    • Premarital Agreements
    • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration

Bar Admission



University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D.
University of Wyoming, B.A., Communication
University of Wyoming, B.A., Criminal Justice

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch – Land Use and Zoning Law (2021-Present)

Community Involvement

State of Wyoming Legislature, Senate, 2016 – current
Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Chairman 2018, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, 2013 – 2017
Wyoming Business Report Top 40 under 40
Leadership Wyoming, Class of 2017
Emerging Leader Community Award, 2016
University of Wyoming College of Law Advisory Council

Professional Affiliations

Wyoming Bar Association
Laramie County Bar Association

Reported Decisions / Cases

Estate of Jack Weeks v. Judy Weeks-Rohner, 2018 WY 112 (Wyo. Sept. 27, 2018)
P&N Investments Inc., v. Frontier Mall Associates, LP, 254 P.3d 22 (Wyo. 2017)
Davis Foundation v. Colorado State University Foundation, 320 P.3d 1115 (Wyo. 2014)
Mersereau v. State of Wyoming, 286 P.3d 97 (Wyo. 2012)
World Family Corporation v. Windjammer Communications, LLC, 273 P.3d 1078 (Wyo. 2012)
Gruwell v. State of Wyoming, 254 P.3d 223 (Wyo. 2011)